What’s the difference between Louboutin’s Pigalle Follies and Pigalles?

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Follies Pigalle So KateChristian Louboutin’s Pigalle Follies are a new twist on the designer’s classic Pigalle heel – but not everyone is impressed. Louboutin describes the Follies as a “brand new variation on a very classic theme” but consumers have been quick to compare old and new, and not everyone likes the change.

Officially Christian Louboutin says that the iconic Pigalle (his number one selling shoe of all time) has been “refitted with a slightly shorter toe box and a superfine stiletto heel.” Unofficially, the Follies are simply the old Pigalle front with the thinner So Kate heel at the rear. The animation above shows the three different shoes in 120mm heel height (5 inches): the Follies are in blue lace, followed by So Kate (nude) and the original Pigalle (black).

In a second animation below, we compare Pigalle Follies (red) and the original Pigalle (black). We’ll leave it to you to make up your own minds.

Pigalle Follies